With all this sites and offers it is easy to go wild.. I make this thread because i want tips on how to go through the promotions, In most sites you need to gather an amount of points before you can cashout, any experiences and tips on: 1-how to finish this points at less risk. 2-what order to choose promotions. 3-how big shuold your bankroll be before advance. 4-is there any special times a day/night that is good.
due to OS issue i have not got any of the big poker promotions yet. but im currently got pokertars 10usd fulltilt 10usd pokerace 10 which now is about half. with this experience i will recomend
you should complete pokerstars pokerschool to finished stt course before you avtivate the 10usd(2usd at a time) You will get time limit from you activate promotion. ill also recomend you to stick to the 1/2cents tbles and choose your tbl carefully. IMPORTANT min byeinn for ring games is 80cent, are you below consider stay until stack more than this or out.
I played myself up to ca 20 usd before i lost everything, but got 99.73 fpps.
FullTiltpoker now you should register here and start the new to the game promotions. With experiences from pokerstars tbls this is more fun with lot of noobs but beware there are good, crazy or lucky players there as well so find a good tbl. here you get all 10usd instant but in several tickets my tip for the 2x 2usd ring game tickets is that you activate and complete 1 at a time, also note that if your stack on an active ticket is larger than 5usd which is maximum value of ticket it will go to your account
in pokerstars i played myself up to ca 20 usd before i lost everything, but gained 99.73 fpps. in fulltilt im up to 10-15 usd. then i paired accounts and transferred 1usd so i could reach 100fpps required for chrome star status with extra freerolls etc. and back to new to the game thing.
I also tried PokerAce very litle players, only 1 cash game tbl active, at my first sit i doubled my 10usd to 20usd wtih only 2usd byinn but i was lucky none of the sharks was there, mostly noobs but some sharks(for my lev) trny play here is probably the thing with very few players. i busted here.
getting started from freeroll or nondeposit bonus is pretty hard but still doable... I think that patience and keeping playing limit where you feel confortable and are not risking more that 10-20% of your total stack is surely the best way. Don't know if you tried partypoker but they are offering some pretty interesting freeroll everyday going from 50$ garanteed to a daily 5k garanteed where it's not that hard to place yourself in the money, then afterward with the amount you made ( whatever it is) I suggest to play some double or nothing sit and go. It's pretty easy from there to start building up a nice stack
was not considering mob points, but i shared my BR experience in hope others could find it usefull, and in hope others will contribute their experinces to work out an strategy togheter here in the forum.
I had my bankroll up too 100 euros on ballpoker in two weeks from freerolls and sports betting without making a deposit my advice too all mobsters is too aviod playing the casino thats why i like pokerstars no casino gl at the tables
Joined: May '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 26 (M)
A long post but i really appriciate your intentions. If only i had more of this kind of talk when i first started out i'd like to think my pockets would be full...
My best bit of advice, read up on the game before you even touch a table. Hand ranks Position (How it can effect EV) Bet sizing Chances of winning in common situations. (Flush draws, Gutshots, overcards)
following that, stick to one table at a time till your super confident and comfortable!
Joined: Mar '09
Age: 40 (F)
Always the best way to start from zero is a good free bankroll. You can find bankrolls here, take some and start earning some money. Freerolls is another way to do this also, but it takes some time till you get a decent amount of money to start playing really money games.